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Gardens of Stone – A Photographers' Wonderland

Learn why photographers love the spectacular scenery of the Gardens of Stone area, with its stunning sandstone pagodas, cliffs, arches, waterfalls, slot canyons, gorges and large caverns – that adjoins the Blue Mountains World Heritage Area, near Lithgow. Learn about the area’s fascinating cultural and natural heritage that is linked to the beginning of the 19th Century national parks, bushwalking movement and health movement.


SUGGESTED READING
The Gardens of Stone Reserve Proposal, Towards National Heritage, Ian Brown, The Colong Foundation for Wilderness & Blue Mountains Conservation Society Inc, Final Report, July 2016.


COURSE OUTLINE

  • History of Blue Mountains National Park Movement
  • Role of Myles Dunphy in creating the Blue Mountains National Parks
  • 2016 Photographic Competition celebrating Gardens of Stone area
  • Natural and Cultural heritage values of the Gardens of Stone area


PLANNED LEARNING OUTCOMES
By the end of this course, students should be able to:

  1. Know the background to environmental awareness, including the nineteenth century National Parks movement in Australia and Parks & Playground Movement in England
  2. Understand tThe intensification of environmental effects in the twentieth century as a result of population increase, urbanisation, increasing industrial production and trade
  3. Discover the influence of Australian photography on the conservation movement
$36 Limited inc GST
Gardens of Stone – A Photographers' Wonderland

<p>Learn why photographers love the spectacular scenery of the Gardens of Stone area, with its stunning sandstone pagodas, cliffs, arches, waterfalls, slot canyons, gorges and large caverns – that

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